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you were four years ago? >> senator, i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> likable enough. and that was a moment in new hampshire. some game changing moments from debates past and present and could tomorrow night's debate produce anything as memorable. one thing important, ruth, john, we've lived through these debate moments but they're not all game changers. arguably some of those moments like lloyd bentsen and dan quayle didn't change anything because michael dukakis in the final presidential debate showed sort of a remarkable lack of human affect you might say in response to bernie schultz question. >> that didn't help the game from dukakis' point of view. lloyd bentsen's line was great line. >> well rehearsed. >> well delivered, well rehearsed. what do we remember from 2008? no lines. that was not a game changing debate between senator obama and senator mccain. >> not the way it wa
for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> senator, i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're not jack kennedy. >> what are the risks and the rewards? >> i think first of all, their analysis is right. as i said, the pattern in presidential debates is there is no pattern. some years they've mattered a great deal. some years, remember anything about the 1996 debates between bill clinton and bob dole? they didn't matter at all. when they do, a moment rather than the overall tenure of the debate. before the words go by, it's water cooler talk. it's right there. if it looks too staged it looks too staged and mitt romney, one of hig biggest problems with the public, a questioning of his authenticity. if it comes across as a maneuvered, it's less effective. he needs to challenge the frame bill clinton built successfully at the democratic convention. maybe the commit isn't where you want it to be but it's better than when he first got into office. romney has an opportunity to cause voters to look at this through a different l
a cool handsome jack kennedy buried the nervous vice president richard nixon who turned down makeup and sweated uncontrollably. and nixon's image as a loser was driven home by questions like this. >> president eisenhower's asked to give one example of a major idea of yours that he adopted. his reply was, and i'm quoting, if you give me a week, i might think of one, i don't remember. >> i would suggest that if you know the president, that was probably a facetious remark. president president has asked for my advice. i have given it. sometimes my advice has been taken. sometimes it has not. chris: the second time a debate turned things around was ronald reagan's direct appeal to voters in his first and only faceoff with president jimmy carter. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? do you feel that our security is as safe? that we're as strong as we were four years ago? chris: after that, the next day's "new york times" told the story of how critical that became. the are you better off ques
with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> in both of those instances, the blow was fatal. and maybe it didn't show up in the polling right away, but people had this sense that what had happened in that moment was a metaphor for who was the better fighter in the debate. and that could be problematic, couldn't it? >> well, it absolutely could be. i mean there are other moments in debates, too. i'm sure you remember from the primary mitt romney's famous $10,000 bet. >> right. >> so there are many opportunities for practiced, you know, zingers and one-liners, as there are opportunities, you know, to make mistakes. i think the best thing a candidate can do, and i haven't been to a debate president so i'm not advising him but the best thing a can't can do is go in and try to tell a story, a narrative about what they want to do. it's hard to tell a narrative in one-second sound bites but you really want to talk with the american people so they string all of these one minute, and 90 second responses together into what you want to
. >> i have as much experience in the congress adds jack kennedy did when he sought the presidency. >> senator, i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> killer line. had no impact on the election. george h.w. bush one that election. when you have a strong performance by a strong candidate and a weak fumble by the other, its can make a difference. here's an example in 2000 when al gore decided he thought it was a good idea to get in the face of george w. bush while he was answering a question. watch this. >> the difference is that i can get it done. that i can get something positive done on behalf of the people. that's what the question in this campaign is about. it's not only what's your philosophy and position on issues. but can you get things done? i believe i can. >> there you had governor george w. bush making al gore look foolish. now, the second ranking all time memorable debate moment in that poll i mentioned was this one, which maria you'll remember it. we were in the debate of republican candida
that distracts from trying to drive a message that could he him make up the gaps he has w. >> jack kennedy once said about dick nixon, i feel sorry for the guy because he doesn't know which dick nixon to be on any particular day. he wants the support of the tea party crowd. he needs them, john and mark, but he would never be a tea party person. he wouldn't show up at a yahoo kindf politics we don't like government. he's not been a life long foreign policy hawk, b he nts e suort heeoco community out there. he wants people who are hawkish. he's not a member ofhe religious right. he doesn't run around liberty university or hang around with jerry falwell, but he wants their support. he's not really a ryan republican ideologue conction politici, buhe p himn thck isn't that the fundamental problem with the guy? he wants to date these people through the election. he wants their support, but he doesn't want to be one of them. he doesn't want to marry them. is that true? >> yes. look, chris, thi he'a person who is fundamentally ill suited to being the republican nominee given what the republican party c
that one line to dan quayle, i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. >> if you're obama, do you attack romney or do you advertise whatever you think your own virtue is? >> every poll that came up this morning, romney sup side down in favorables and that's a bad thing. you don't need to attack hilm. you attack congress for not passing the 28% corporate, and blah, blah, blah. you don't have to now. if romney goes after him, then you rebut that. but if i'm obama, i do not attack him. you're the president of the united states. you're cool, calm, and collected. >> when andrew asked that question -- i also saw it in "the new york times." the debate handler supposedly had to tell the president, please don't be too smart. you're a professor. don't just blow them away with your details, which you could. give me the substancetive argument for president obama on what he's rung on. all i know is he wants to raise taxes on rich people. other than that, what is his substance? >> are you better off than you were four years ago. >> but that's not -- >> isn't that the question? is that the q
numbers dropped. during the 1988 vice presidential debate -- >> senator, you are no jack kennedy. >> reporter: body language play as part in the presidential debate in 1992. george h.w. bush deliberately looks at his watch and pays for white the audience and voters see it as does respectful. >> there's differences. >> reporter: body language makes a difference in a debate between al gore and george w. bush as well. gore sighs over and over again. bush, the underdog, surprises by winning the debate and, of course, the election. both president obama and governor romney are seasoned debaters and experts say neither are prone to making major gaffes. but if there is one thing that history has taught us when it comes to presidential debates, expect the unexpected. anderson cooper. >> until this week it has been a rough presidential election to be sure. now the candidates can't stop complimenting each other's debating skills. while they try to lower expectations, one of mitt romney's supporters is predicting a big might for the republican. turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scoo
at candidate kennedy before he was elected president speaking candidly with his friend, journalist, bill bradley. >> did you have any remote idea, jack that when you ran for congress in 1946 that you would run for president? >> no, i didn't. >> remote? not even when you went to bed? >> never, never, never. i thought i'd be governor of massachusetts some day. >>> they installed hidden rec d recording systems in the oval office and cabinet as well. as a result, 265 hours of recordings and the new book is called "listening in." so remarkable even to hear that conversation with ben bradley. >> we historians fantasize about being a fly on the wall. now, we can be. these tape recordings are sophisticated and picked up extremely important conversations and now americans can listen in. >> what was the goal of the conversations? did he know history would need this? >> i think so. it was never said, a closely held secret. a tiny number knew. most of his top advisors had no idea. he loved history, won a pulitzer for profiles encourage and i think beginning to write his memoirs for that long in the
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